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Is It Possible To Earn XRP Through Ripple Mining?

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Thanks to the constant rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, many new individual investors have decided to join the growing crypto space. After recent Ripple price surge, numerous new investors have developed an interest in this coin. Because of this, they started to explore it in order to find ways of earning XRP coins. As a result, many started to wonder how Ripple mining can be achieved, and what kind of mining rig do they need. This is what we will be addressing today.

Ripple mining is not possible

Yes, that is correct. Whether you’ve heard it on a forum, or if someone familiar with this coin has told you — the fact remains. Ripple is simply not mineable.

In fact, this is one of the biggest differences between Ripple and other digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRON, and alike. The obvious question now is — why?

Well, there are several reasons why you can’t mine Ripple. The first one is the fact that ripple is controlled by a company. This is the same company that has created it, Ripple Labs. While the company denies having any great control over the currency, the fact is that they are the only ones who can create new XRP coins.

So far, the company has produced around 100 billion XRP, although only a part of it (39.8 billion) has been released into circulation. While most other coins also have a total supply, cryptos like Bitcoin can be mined until that total supply is released into circulation. In other words, the circulating supply of Bitcoin is constantly growing with each new block that gets ‘solved’. On the other hand, Ripple has its circulating supply fixed, and this will remain so until the company decides to release more coins.

How to gain XRP if not through Ripple mining?

There is only one way to get to XRP coins through mining, and that is to mine other cryptos. After doing so, you can either exchange them for Bitcoin and then buy XRP, or you can buy XRP directly if there is a trading pair for the currency you have mined.

In other words, the only way to get to XRP is to trade some other coin for it. If you ever run across a method that explains that you can, in fact, mine Ripple — it is likely a trick or a scam.

Ripple is a cryptocurrency for banks

It is widely known that banks and other financial institutions are not especially supportive of cryptocurrencies. And yet, numerous reports from all sides of the world claim that banks are opening up to Ripple, and are choosing it as their preferred coin.

This is not fake news, and Ripple is indeed targeted by many banks. The reason behind this is the fact that Ripple has created some very useful and much-needed products. These products, like xCurrent or xRapid, are used to improve the speed of financial transactions.

The technology that banks have been using up to this point is already getting old and is often not capable of meeting higher and higher demands. This is why the banks recognized the need to improve their tech. And, since Ripple is much more stable than most other coins due to the fact that there is a reputable company behind it, financial institutions decided to give it a chance.

In fact, the recent price surge is a direct consequence of this decision, as many believe that banks are finally getting ready to actually implement Ripple’s products. This would provide a coin with a unique use case that would make it essential for the future of transaction-making.

As for Ripple mining, it remains impossible. Because of this, everyone looking to get their hands on XRP tokens can either buy them or trade another coin for them.

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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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STEEMIT Running Out Of STEAM?

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Has Steemit seen its glory days run dry? There have been many rumors that the CEO Ned Scott has pushed the company to the blockchain focus that he forgot about Steem being a social media platform. Now, these are just things some of the former employees have been heard saying, but it is a rather interesting take as to what is going on. Give the following video a watch where I break down what is happening with Steem. I also give my thoughts on what may happen to other large ICOs and how we may see this trend continue as we have seen with ConsenSys laying off 10% of their workforce.

If the big name projects are starting to do this will it also have a trickle-down effect on other ICO’s which have no products and are running out of cash? I definitely think so, and I also see this negatively affecting Ethereum for the mid-term. The question many have been asking is just how long can the bottom 1800 projects last with the current market conditions? How many ICOs did not liquidate their Ethereum and now are stuck with 1/10th the cash flow or more in some cases, how will they pay to continue operations? What about the growing number of projects laying off employees…

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